The dB’s

December 3, 1987

In December 1987, fresh from an opening stint on R.E.M.’s “Document” tour and the release of their album "The Sound of Music,: the Peter Holsapple-led incarnation of the dB’s dropped in on Deirdre.

Making their official debut with second guitarist Eric Peterson, the dB’s put on a SNAP-style roadshow, featuring cuts from throughout the band’s career and a generous helping of odds and sods.

The dB’s
Photo by Schellekens/Redferns.


Peter Holsapple (Guitar, vocal)
Will Rigby (Drums, background vocals)
Jeff Beninato (Bass, background vocals)
Eric Peterson (Guitar)


Engineer: Geoff Sykes
Host: Deirdre O’Donoghue